Growing up in the Catholic Church I knew that Jesus Christ died on the cross and rose from the dead to save my soul. I also knew the Bible stories that every Christian teaches their children. What I did not realize was that Jesus is alive and well and available to all, for the asking.
When I finally asked Him into my life and entered Bible School I started to mark my Bible, what scriptures was I taught today? Did it line up with yesterday’s teaching? What verses did they skip? Why? How does it line up with what I thought was true? What to believe?
God truly blessed me by bringing me to Christian Retreat in Florida to learn of Him. We had multiple teachers and teachings. I lived and worked there for three years and left with a good understanding of how to study the Bible.
All of that said, It wasn’t until recently, while seeking more of Jesus that He opened His Word anew to me. The eyes of my understanding suddenly saw what the Word had always said, not what I had taken for granted. I had always thought of the Lord God as one member of the Trinity. He was the Father God of the New Testament in the Old Testament.
We had the Lord God and the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament and Jesus made His appearance in the New. I knew Jesus was there (in the Old Testament), somewhere but silent, invisible waiting for His cue to appear.
Then I remembered that the Lord noticed that Moses turned aside to see and God said. That Noah found grace in the Lords eyes and Noah walked with God. The Lord said “Have you considered my servant Job, he hates evil and fears God. ” There are so many examples if we will just open our eyes to see.
If we look at the Spirit of the Lord and compare to the Spirit of God the Nature s of the Father and Son stand in stark contrast. I needed to further study the Old Testament to understand what the Lord is showing me. This blog is my attempt to teach what I am learning to whosoever will, to help in their walk with God. Is anyone interested?